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Sunday 19 October 1952

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Decool and Marie-Christine Arnautu. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952 while The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Victory at Sea.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States

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The Flowers of St. Francis

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo

Country: United States

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The Crimson Pirate

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok

Country: United States

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner

Country: United States

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Monkey Business

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Victory at Sea

Starring: Leonard Graves

Country: United States

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I Married Joan

Starring: Joan Davis, Jim Backus

Country: United States

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Our Miss Brooks

Starring: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Country: United States

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Mr. & Mrs. North

Starring: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

Starring: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1952 ?

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
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  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1952 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Distant Shore

By: Jan de Hartog

A story of war, sea, soldiers, friendships, loyalties and love.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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Don Camillo And His Flock

By: Giovanni Guareschi

Set against the post-war backdrop of a rural village in the Emilia-Romagna, this is the second in a new series of hilarious and incisive Don Camillo anthologies, which offer 215 stories

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From Under My Hat

By: Hedda Hopper

Hedda knows all and tells all -- about herself and her famous friends (and enemies!) -- in this bold and candid life story.

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